The end of the year…

Well, that’s it for 2015. We’ve had our last meeting, the AGM, at which we all discussed what we wanted to do next year and came to some conclusions…

There’ll be a big workshop with an outside speaker (hopefully on freeform knitting and crochet, we felt like a bit of a change from the fabulous spinning and weaving ones we’ve had recently). There will also be several with internal experts (as it were – experts from among our membership, not gastroenterlogists), including another of the ever-popular felting workshops with Jean and another on weaving a bag on a box. Then there’s the dyeing picnic in the summer, and our version of Spinning in Public Day, which will be in August instead of the global date of September (September’s just too chancy weather-wise, and there are more people about in August). Details will be firmed up by the next meeting, which is 14 January.

Here are some of the things we got up to in 2015, very briefly…

As usual, there were spinning and weaving days, where we spin, crochet, chat, solve any problems we’re having among ourselves, chat, spin, weave, knit, chat…


One of our talented members led a crochet workshop:


and we learned about inkle loom weaving  (and had such fun choosing the materials, as well as doing the weaving):


We had a show and tell session on bags, which included several that had been knitted and then felted in the washing machine:

felted bag

and, of course, there was the dyeing picnic!

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Then came a workshop on beret weaving,


and many of went and spun in public at GreenWood Forest Park, a fabulous day which we are hoping to repeat – dates to be confirmed.


Recently, we learned all about spinning to the crimp – fascinating, if daunting – and packed our bags and went down to the biennial All-Wales Guild Event in Llanidloes.

An inspiring and eventful year. Wonder what new things we’ll learn about next year? Watch this space!



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